Uterine Cancer/ Cancer of the Uterus

The uterus also called the womb is the hollow, muscular, pear-shaped organ where the foetus develops and grows during pregnancy. The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. It is made up of tissue with many glands. The lower […]

Radiation therapy

What is Radiation? Radiation describe the way energy moves from one place to another in the form of particles such as protons, while other times it is in the form of waves like x-rays or visible light. What is Radiation […]

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate gland also known as carcinoma of the prostate. It is the most common type of cancer in men. It usually grows slowly and initially causes no symptoms. The cancer may [...]

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer begins when abnormal cells within the pancreas grow out of control and form a tumor. There are two types of cells in the pancreas, the exocrine cells and endocrine cells. These cells also have different functions. It is […]

Oral Cancer

Mouth cancer is a cancer that can develop in any part of the mouth, including the tongue, the gums, the palate (roof of the mouth), under the tongue, the skin lining the mouth or the lips. Mouth cancer is also […]

Ovarian Cancer/ Cancer of the Ovaries

Ovarian cancer is a cancer that begins in the ovary, which may disrupt the normal function of the ovaries. It results in abnormal cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Ovarian cancer […]

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs. These abnormal cells do not carry out the functions of normal lung cells and do not develop into healthy lung tissue. As they grow, the abnormal [...]

Liver Cancer

The blood circulating throughout the body requires filtering which is done by the liver. Other important functions of the liver include converting nutrients, removing toxins and other chemical waste products from the blood. Because all blood passes through the liver […]

Leukemia

Leukemia commonly called blood cancer that usually begins in the bone marrow (soft tissue inside bones). When white blood cells grow abnormally they do not develop fully and are called blasts or leukemia cells. Leukemia is cancer of the body’s […]

Hormone Therapy

Hormonal therapies work by altering the production or activity of particular hormones in the body. They are most commonly used to treat breast cancer and prostate cancer. The type of hormone therapy given depends on the type of cancer being [...]

Chemotherapy

Chemo is a type of treatment that includes a drug or combination of drugs to treat cancer. Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells, which grow and divide quickly. It can also harm healthy cells that […]

Cervical Cancer/ Cancer of the Cervix

Cervical cancer starts in the cells lining the cervix- the cervix connects the uterus and vagina often referred to as mouth of the uterus. It is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or [...]

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the development of cancer in the colon or rectum last parts of digestive system- parts of the large intestine commonly called colorectal cancer it is also known as rectal or bowel cancer and is a malignant tumour […]

Brain Tumour

A brain tumor is the abnormal growth of cells within the brain. The tumour may be malignant or cancerous or non-malignant, benign. A primary brain tumor is a tumor which begins in the brain. If a cancerous tumor which starts […]

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is where a growth of abnormal tissue known as a tumor develops in the bladder most commonly in the epithelial lining. Bladder cancer is the abnormal growth of bladder cells and is one of the common cancers; Men […]

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that develops from cells in the breast. The breasts are made up of fat, connective tissue and thousands of tiny glands called lobules, which produce milk. When a woman has a baby, the milk […]

Bone Cancer

Bone cancer is the neoplastic (abnormal) growth of tissue in bones. Which can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Bone cancer can begin in any bone in the body, but it most commonly affects the long bones of the […]